Orlagh O'Kelly

  • Associate at Field Law
  • 2500 - 10175 101 Street NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada T5J 0H3
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Orlagh’s practice focuses on insurance and general litigation, with a particular interest in aboriginal/constitutional matters and judicial review applications.

Orlagh O’Kelly is an Edmonton-based trial lawyer. She is a generalist with a focus on any disputes that arise between government institutions and private entities. She has defended numerous federal government departments and agencies, including law enforcement, as well as commissions, tribunals and boards. At Field Law, Orlagh’s clients include insurers, corporations, professional organizations, builders and police services, on all manner of liability claims.
Successful dispute resolution requires retaining a lawyer with a keen ability to understand and effectively pursue the optimal strategic option. Orlagh is proficient in many areas of law and with multiple dispute resolution mechanisms, such as mediation and arbitration.
If necessary, Orlagh has extensive experience litigating at trial and on appeal. Orlagh has appeared before the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Tax Court of Canada, all levels of Court in Ontario, as well as various tribunals, including the Canadian International Trade Tribunal
Prior to joining Field Law, Orlagh was a Crown Lawyer with the federal Department of Justice. She served in the Toronto, Ottawa and Edmonton offices, and during this time defended clients, often successfully, in diverse suits:
•Constitutional challenges to Legislation
•Judicial reviews of government decisions
•Income tax appeals
•Commercial disputes over RFP processes or the performance of government contracts, including in the security and defence areas
•Confidential arbitrations
•Appeals of international trade rulings
•Copyright infringement litigation
•Employment and human rights complaints
•Liability and regulatory negligence claims
•Immigration applications
•Aboriginal treaty claims

Value to clients

Clients appreciate Orlagh’s ability to cut to the heart of legal issues, and explain them precisely. She consistently finds pragmatic solutions to complex problems and is always driving towards optimal outcomes for her clients.

Outside the Office

Orlagh is always running. Whether it be in the river valley on the weekend, or through the city on her way home, or after her three boys once she gets there, Orlagh is in constant motion. Whenever she does sit down, she plays the Celtic harp and the piano, but these days mostly just listens to Canada’s great home grown talent.


1395804 Ontario Ltd. (Blacklock’s Reporter) v. Canada (Attorney General), 2017 FCA 185
1395804 Ontario Ltd. (Blacklock’s Reporter) v. Canada (Attorney General), 2016 FC 1400
1395804 Ontario Ltd. (Blacklock’s Reporter) v. Canada (Attorney General), 2016 FC 1255
Canada (Citizenship and Immigration) v. Runsewe, 2016 FC 974
Vakurov v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2016 FC 859
Canada (Attorney General) v. Tepper, 2016 FC 307
Federal-Mogul Canada Limited v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency, AP-2012-034
Plato v. Canada (National Revenue), 2015 FCA 217
Bri-Chem v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency, AP-2014-017
Evergreen Ecological Services Inc. v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency, AP-2014-027
Southern Pacific Resource Corp. v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency, AP-2014-028
McCready v. Canada (Revenue Agency), 2015 FC 887
Kassian Estate v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 ONCA 544
Andrews v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 FC 780
Plato v. Canada (National Revenue), 2014 FC 1230
Babinski v. Canada (Attorney General), 2014 ONSC 6493
Dorsey v. Canada (Attorney General), 2014 ONSC 6525
Wall v. Canada (Attorney General), 2014 ONSC 6524
Awadh v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2014 FC 521
Plato v Canada Revenue Agency, 2013 FC 348
Ali c. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2013 FC 335
Kassian Estate v. Canada (Attorney General), 2013 ONSC 892
Lakic v. Canada (Attorney General), 2013 FCA 4
Mohammad v. Canada (Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness), 2013 FC 24
Monterra Lumber Mills, Ltd. v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency, 2012 CanLII 85175
Kassian Estate v. Canada (Attorney General), 2012 ONSC 4951
Curve Distribution Service Inc. v. President of the Canada Border Services Agency, AP-2011-023
Grusas v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2012 FC 733
Canadian Tire Corporation Ltd. v. Canada Border Services Agency, 2012 CanLII 36825
Williams v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2012 FC 119
Zakhour v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration), 2011 FC 1178
Chaaban v. Canada (Correctional Service), 2011 FC 1033

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Insurance
  • Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
7804239592  Phone
780-428-9329  Fax
University Attended:
University of Toronto, Trinity College, Bachelor of Arts, Honours, 2007
Law School Attended:
University of Calgary, Bachelor of Laws, 2010
Year of First Admission:
2011, Ontario; 2018, Alberta


Edmonton Bar Association
Canadian Bar Association


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